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Another Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge for foreign property buyers

by Bill Monty | Mar 2, 2020

While the never-ending Brexit discussion is grabbing the headlines, very little attention is being paid to the Budget Speech on 11 March 2020 and some...

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How do you think about risk? The psychology behind investment decisions

by Mike Abbott | Jan 10, 2020

Deciding on the risk you take with your investments is a slippery subject. One is more likely to think rationally about the concept when your own mone...

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14 things to check and questions to ask when viewing a house [checklist]

by Staff Writer | Nov 22, 2019

Purchasing a new house isn’t easy – deciding on the perfect property can cause anxiety. It can help to prepare a list of things to check when viewing ...

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Should you remortgage or consider a product transfer?

by Neil Ambrose | Sep 23, 2019

A product transfer is an often-overlooked method to pay less on your mortgage. Switching to a better rate with your current lender is fast, easy and b...

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How Shari’ah (Islamic) mortgages work

by Ian Henning | Sep 6, 2019

A Shari’ah-compliant or Islamic mortgage allows you to buy property without paying interest. While this does not necessarily translate to paying less ...

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4 things first-time homebuyers should do

by Neil Ambrose | Aug 20, 2019

Buying a house is exciting, but also stressful. While house-hunting for the perfect home can be fun, it’s important to sort out the details before you...

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It’s a great time to buy your first UK property – here’s why

by Staff Writer | Jun 3, 2019

Better prices for buyers, increased bargaining power and competitive mortgage rates make it the perfect time to buy your first UK property. Learn why ...

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Contractor mortgages: What you need to know for a successful application

by Ian Henning | May 31, 2019

Working as a UK contractor still has a lot of perks, but there are some complexities when it comes to borrowing money. Mortgage lenders often prefer a...

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Rental guarantees: What lenders think about rent protection schemes

by Bill Monty | Apr 24, 2019

New developments offering rental guarantees may be tempting to investors, but short-term rent protection can be at odds with lender focus on long-term...

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